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September Grape Stomps in Temecula Wine Country

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

In case you still didn’t know: September = Harvest Season all over California – and Temecula Valley is no exception.

To celebrate, several Temecula wineries throw annual grape stomps and early fall festivals for guests and wine-lovers all over Southern California!

Grape Stomping Festival at Ponte
Sunday, Sept. 29
Ponte Winery doesn’t merely give guests a chance to mash some small juicy orbs during their annual Grape Stomping Festival; they plan a full-on dinner buffet and day around the event. So figure you’ll have some sustenance awaiting you after you put in all of those strenuous minutes in the barrel; $95 per person. Ponte Family Estate is at 35053 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Call 951-694-8855 or visit pontewinery.com.

Sip, Savor, Stomp at Wilson Creek
5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13
Sip on award-winning Wilson Creek wines, dine on a harvest buffet and stomp on grapes with your bare feet. The fun-filled evening will begin with a hayride to Merlot Mesa for a wine and cheese reception, followed by live music, grape stomping, and more. Tickets are $85 for general admission, $65 for wine club members, and $78 for guests of wine club members. Wilson Creek Winery is at 35960 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Call 951-699-9463 or visit wilsoncreekwinery.com.

Annual Grape Stomp at Leoness
6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22
Wine, food, live music, dancing and a lot of grape stomping. Menu includes Surf & Turf buffet featuring tri-tip and lobster tails and one glass of wine. Tickets are $89 per person, $79 for wine club members. Leonesse Cellars is 38311 De Portola Road in Temecula. Call 951-302-7601, Ext. 150 or visit leonesscellars.com.

Eat Drink Stomp at Callaway
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 28
Before dinner at Callaway Winery, get your heart rate up and grab your favorite partner for the grape stomp competitions and then dance the night away to live music on the courtyard. There will be a full al fresco buffet of fresh sumptuous seasonal bounties prepared by Executive Chef Michael Henry and the team at Meritage at Callaway. Tickets are $79 per person, $69 for wine club members, $35 for children 12 years old and younger, children under 3 are free. Callaway Winery is at 32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Call 951-676-4001, 800-472-2377 or visit callawaywinery.com.

Blessing of the Wines, Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival at South Coast
All day, Sept. 22
Celebration is in the air, and this one fun-for-the-entire family “blessing” you won’t want to miss. There’s a barbecue, face painting, tractor rides through the vineyards, live musical entertainment by Latin Jazz violinist Diego Mondragon, and his band, Savio Jazz, and of course, grape stomping contests. Tickets ($55 general admission, $50 for members, $15 for kids) include entrance, complimentary toast, dancing, great food, plus the chance to win prizes. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is at 34843 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Call 951-587-9463 or visit wineresort.com.

5th annual Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival at Lorimar
4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21

Lorimar Winery invites the public to this event featuring grape stomping, costume contest, live music and more, including $5 vineyard hay rides. Tickets include Dinner (served at 5 p.m.), dessert, and two drink tickets. Tickets are $65 per person or $55 for Wine Club members, $30 for age 20 and younger. Lorimar Winery is at 39990 Anza Road, Temecula. Call (951) 694-6699 or visit lorimarwinery.com.

For daily harvest updates and lots of grape-picking action, tune in to our Facebook page!

*Info sourced from NBC’s Worth the Drive and Press Enterprise Blog




Grape Stomp Events for Harvest Season

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Temecula Valley Grape Stomp events taking place on Sunday, September 26:

Mount Palomar Winery – Grape Stomp
Clean your feet, dig out your best grape stomping costume and bring your friends to Mount Palomar Winery for a festival in honor of our grape harvest. 11 am- 4 pm. $40 per person; $35 Wine Club Members. Age 21 and over. Reservations required; call 951-676-5047 x112

South Coast Winery – Blessing Of The Wines Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival
Come celebrate Harvest with the staff and crew – South Coast Style! This one-of-a-kind event includes the processional tour through the vineyards for the blessing, followed by a country BBQ, tractor rides through the vineyards, grape stomping contests, live musical performances and more. Reservations only; call 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210

Ponte Winery – 8th Annual Grape Stomp Festival
Join the Ponte crew as they take over the Ponte property with grape stomp competitions, dancing, live music and a seasonal Harvest Celebration buffet dinner. Held in the new Vineyard Pavilion, Ponte wines and “gondola” rides will complete this fun-filled event. Limited tickets will be sold. 4-9pm; $95 per person; $86 Wine Club; $46 children under 12; $41 Wine Club children under 12.
Additional Grape Stomp events will take place through October:

Callaway Vineyards – Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp
Saturday, October 2, 2010 (two times available):
Family Friendly Grape Stomping Event – 11:00a – 3:00p
Adult Only (over 21) Grape Stomping Event – 5:00p – 9:00p
$78 Per Person; Legacy Club Member Price – $70.20 Per Person
Children 12 and under – $35.00 per person

Wilson Creek – Sip, Savor & Stomp
Sunday, October 3
Live music, appetizers, grape stomp, hayride and dinner
$65 per person; Wine Club Members $58.50

Lorimar Winery
– Grape Stomp and Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 9th  5pm – 9pm
$60 per person; $50 Wine Club and their guests
The FIRST annual “Grape Stomp & Harvest Fest” is soon to be a traditional favorite for Lorimar Winery, Wine Club Members and wine lovers alike! A fun-filled night of TASTING delicious Lorimar wines, FEASTING appetizers amongst the vines after an adventurous ride in a tractor-pulled hay ride, down-to-earth Wine Country buffet dinner back at the barn and then Grape STOMPING in your bare feet just like “I Love Lucy!” Live entertainment featuring the Bayou Brothers Band and of course lots of dancing. Call 951-240-5177 for tickets.
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